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Posts Tagged ‘taxes’

May 13th, 2017 - 8:27 am § in Donald Trump, The Ave Scene

What Happens When No One Votes to Pay Taxes?

The NY Times describes what happens in the rural Northwest, when natural resources dwindle and government no longer lives off  “free” money  from the private use of public lands.  Combine this with the Trump era tax resistance movement and influx  of empty nester retirees who come fo[...]

May 12th, 2017 - 9:56 pm § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy

Trump Releases His Tax Returns … TO HIS LAWYERS!

President Donald Trump’s attorneys say his tax returns don’t show “any income of any type from Russian sources” — “with a few exceptions.”  No comment is made on how much money Trump has received as loans, a subject that is raised by repeated comments by Trump&[...]

May 12th, 2017 - 11:49 am § in The Ave Scene

Who is making a buck of off the Seattle real estate bubble?

Tax data geek-out time: All real estate agents & brokers statewide paid $47.3M in taxes on $3.1B revenue.  This includes  B&O taxes, the primary business tax that companies pay. This is the tax agents pay on their income from real estate transactions.  Seller fees for transaction are not [...]

April 26th, 2017 - 3:38 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Repugnants

The revenue cost of tax deductions

Today, President Trump unveiled his plan to give hundreds of billions of dollars of tax breaks to the very rich. Of course, the deficit hawks of his own party in Congress won’t stand for borrowing the difference, so someone else will have to pay more. Look at this chart, then use your imaginat[...]

April 24th, 2017 - 5:00 pm § in Misc.

Free Money In Canada

Ontario plans to launch universal basic income trial run this summer[...]

April 23rd, 2017 - 8:36 am § in Misc.

When A Billionaire Pays His Taxes!

Tesla’s Elon Musk paid at least $583M in 2016 income taxes[...]

April 15th, 2017 - 7:36 am § in Misc.

THE Ave Challenge: How much federal tax did you pay for defence?

$523 $1213 $2101 $4321 $8,841[...]

March 15th, 2017 - 7:46 am § in The Ave Scene

A Liberal Against Taxes!

Robert Sargent Dear State of Washington and county & city governments: NO MORE REGRESSIVE TAXES AND FEES! Seattle sales tax up .6 cents, so total is now 10.1¢ starting April 1. Seattle considering a soft drink tax. State wants a 15¢ gas tax. Stop it. Just fucking stop it! How about a wealth ta[...]

March 5th, 2017 - 1:50 am § in The Ave Scene

PAYING for a levy is lots harder than VOTING for it.

Senate votes to revamp Sound Transit board amid angst over taxes. It’s ‘only a start,’ leader says State senators want to overhaul how Sound Transit does business, starting with… THENEWSTRIBUNE.COM[...]

January 23rd, 2017 - 8:47 am § in Donald Trump, Jefferson, Misc., Repugnants

SIGN THE PETITION

ADD YOUR NAME TO WHITE HOUSE PETITION Petition Calling For Release Of Trump’s Tax Returns Gets 262,510 Signatures A petition on the White House website demanding the release of Trump’s tax returns exceeded the 100,000-signature threshold needed for an official response less than 24 hours after [...]